Georgia Hitch wrote: .... Since the start of the pandemic, the World Health Organization's (WHO) advice on masks had been that they should be worn by healthcare workers, those with COVID-19 symptoms or people caring for those with the virus.
But after growing evidence showed the efficacy of masks at reducing the virus's spread, that was extended to advise governments they should encourage the use of fabric or non-medical masks for people who are in areas where the virus is widespread and social distancing can't be maintained.
Closer to home, even with the unfolding situation in Melbourne and the continuing ease of restrictions elsewhere, Australian health advice on masks hasn't changed.
Federal authorities still recommend that "the routine use of face masks in the community is currently not recommended while the rate of community transmission of COVID-19 is low".
The advice, much like the WHO guidance, also says "some members of the public" may choose to wear a mask if physical distancing cannot be maintained.
It is also very clear that masks are not a substitute for other measures to prevent the spread of the virus like physical distancing, hand hygiene and cough etiquette....
Definition:Â Â The Catholic liturgy centered around the unbloody sacrifice of Jesus on the altar by the priest. The liturgy includes a procession, a penitential prayer, several Bible readings, a short homily or sermon, the profession of the Nicene Creed, intercessory prayers, and the sacrificial offering of wafers and wine. Attendance at Mass is one of the âfive precepts of the Catholic Church,â a list of the minimal requirements for heaven. Failure to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligations is a mortal sin, resulting in hell if not properly confessed to a priest.
Discussion:Â Mandatory attendance for Catholics at Mass under risk of punishment in hell is an unbiblical fiction that binds the conscience and leads to an attitude of joyless obligation. The repeated sacrifices of what is alleged to be the actual body and blood of Jesus denies the completed âonce for all timeâ sacrifice of Jesus on the cross (Heb. 7:27; 9:12,26,28; 10:10).
Stan was a high school student in 1997, and later emigrated to Australia for higher education. For him at that time, July 1 was just another public holiday in Hong Kong.
"There was a lot of news saying that Hong Kong was returning to the motherland. The [local] government was celebrating, setting up events to celebrate this historic event," the now 37-year-old, who asked not to disclose his surname, said.
"I think in 1997 people were quite optimistic, especially the younger generations.
"China was growing rapidly. There's still some good news about China."
But Stan said he noticed that many of his high school friends started moving overseas after 1997.
"For every class, you can see at least four or five people actually migrated to either the United States, Canada or Australia," he said.
"It was sad because people were leaving. But now after 23 years, you can actually see why people [were] leaving."
excerpt from,"Hong Kong handover anniversary prompts Australians to reflect on the city's future"
Why, WFP, you were doing pretty good until it's only the craziness of the left-wing bunch is to be considered rather then remarks from such people as Franklin Graham. I certainly didn't quote a liberal source. I did point out the nuttiness that comes out of the "religious" council that advises Trump. Fortunately even a goodly number of GOPers are not happy with the racist handling the various problems we are having.
Harper's magazine wrote: .... The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty....
excerpt from,"A Letter on Justice and Open Debate"
Lily Kuo wrote: Residents rush to erase digital footprints as law gives police powers over online activity .... Hong Kong is facing a dramatic decline of one of its most important advantages â a free and open internet â a defining trait that sets it apart from mainland China where Facebook, Twitter, Google and most major foreign news sites are blocked.
The prospect of Beijing-style internet controls â where residents are not just restricted but monitored and punished for what they post online while companies are forced to censor their platforms â is worrying for citizens, activists and businesses in Hong Kong....
excerpt from,"China's Great Firewall descends on Hong Kong internet users"
Hong Kong as a gateway for Christian activity for the Chinese will be closing a lot quicker then planned. the article pointed out that it may be several years before China can really get control of the internet. However, the Chinese government now have the law to allow them to do so.âđ
Has WND, ever complained about Paula White âđđ°
Pulpit & Pen wrote: .... Now, Dobson is offering some âclarificationâ on Trumpâs conversion to whichever Christianity it is he has converted to. Apparently, it was the Prosperity Gospel heretic, Paula White, who led him in this fruitless conversion. The megachurch pastrix told attendees at a recent Trump rally that Billy Graham had âprophesied overâ Trump, declaring that he âloves God.â... .... This ridiculous claim that Donald Trump has been led to Christ by someone who has no idea who Christ is, while posing for pictures in front of Playboy Magazines with Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, misquoting and twisting Scripture for self-gain, and speaking of new-age false teachers as his primary spiritual mentors, is a prime example of why the professing Church, and our nation, is under the judgment of God.
âThe time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.â â Mark 1:15
excerpt from,"James Dobson Says False Teacher, Paula White, Led Donald Trump To Christ"
It appears that Christians are trying to assist the underground railway out of North Korea
Josh Smith, Joyce Lee wrote: The increase in arrests is likely driven by multiple factors, including deteriorating economic conditions in North Korea and Chinaâs concern about the potential for a big influx of refugees, said Kim Seung-eun, a pastor at Seoulâs Caleb Mission Church, which helps defectors escape.
excerpt from,"Chinese raids hit North Korean defectors' 'Underground Railroad'"
North Korea makes a lot of Muslim countries look downright liberal â
https://tinyurl.com/s5yo3c5 (Secret State of North Korea-Transcript--and link to video)
Also an interesting is somewhat disjointed interview if a person has been to North Korea several times.
Dave Davies wrote: Journalist Anna Fifield visited North Korea and interviewed many of its citizens â including members of Kim Jong Un's family â for her new book about the country and its leader. ..... North Korea is founded on this opposition to the United States. United States is derided in the state media every single day....
But I also think it enables Kim Jong Un to say, you know, this is how powerful I am - that this American basketballer will travel all this way to see me and to play for me - you know, this very similar message to what he's able to present with the meetings with President Trump and the other world leaders. You know, he wants to be seen as somebody who is revered and respected in the outside world. So every time he meets with somebody like this, he's able to perpetuate that line....
excerpt from,"The Great Successor' Ventures Inside Kim Jong Un's North Korea"
The very best thing you can do for a Christian in North Korea is q get him out of there âââđ
"While major Christian denominations, synagogues and mosques across the country have taken pains to craft detailed reopening plans https://tinyurl.com/ybgrhdpj and impose strict new rules, some of the recent cases appear to have occurred in churches that did not require masks or keep members apart."---from the article
'So, that they thought rebaptism was unacceptable. Well, that's another confusing thing. People ask me about that all the time: "I as baptized once as a baby; do I need to be rebaptized?" Answer: if you weren't baptized the biblical way, you'd better be baptized the biblical way. John the Baptist's disciples showed up in Acts 19; the apostles said to them, "Have you heard of the Messiah?" etc....they said, "We don't know anything about that. We were baptized with John's baptism." They didn't say, "Oh well, that's sufficient." They said, "Then you need to hear the truth about Messiah..." They heard the truth and they were baptized the right way. Well, more later...
'Baptism is a command. It is the purpose of God. It is the command of Christ. And, if you say, "No!" it can't be ignorance; we've eliminated that category, if you were listening. Pride, indifference, defiance, or you're not a Christian. Jesus said, "How can you say, "Lord, Lord!" and do not the things I say?" Jesus said, "If you love me," you'll what? "Keep my commandments." Don't bring yourself under God's chastening because of disobedience in this most simple act of obedience, which will bring upon you God's favor and your own joy. ' ---John MacArthur
11. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindlerânot even to eat with such a one. 12. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? 13. God judges those outside. Purge the evil person from among you. ---ESV
Tom Gjelten wrote: The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, came into being in 1845 as the church of Southern slaveholders.
Now, 173 years later, Southern Baptist leaders are not just acknowledging their dark history; they are documenting it, as if by telling the story in wrenching detail, they may finally be freed of its taint.
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the denomination's flagship institution, this week [December 18, 2018] released a 71-page report on the role that racism and support for slavery played in its origin and growth.
"The founding fathers of this school â all four of them â were deeply involved in slavery and deeply complicit in the defense of slavery," writes school President R. Albert Mohler Jr., in a letter accompanying the report. "Many of their successors on this faculty, throughout the period of Reconstruction and well into the 20th century, advocated the inferiority of African-Americans and openly embraced the ideology of the Lost Cause of southern slavery."... ....
excerpt from,"Southern Baptist Seminary Confronts History Of Slaveholding And 'Deep Racism' "
The above NPR article is quite interesting and informative
Becca Costello wrote: TwentyÂ states, including Kansas, now require residents to wear a mask or face covering in public, as new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.Â continue to climb. And although cases have been declining in Nebraska, health experts here say itâs the best option to slow the spread of the virus.... .... TheÂ CDCâs recommendationÂ for face coverings includes 19 citations for clinical or laboratory studies about effectiveness. Theyâre also recommended by theÂ World Health OrganizationÂ and theÂ University of Nebraska Medical Center.
excerpt from,'Health Experts Urge Nebraskans To Wear Face Coverings, "De-Politicize The Mask"'
Why, Timothy, I'm going to try and stay around long enough to vote in the November election to help correct some problems.
Most people agree by madhu a better job on handling the coronavirus problem
AP wrote: Dr. Anthony Fauci says Alabama and other states with soaring coronavirus rates have a window of opportunity to bring it under control and spoke in favor of state and local requirements for masks in public.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Diseases, says the United States is in a resurgence of new coronavirus cases, with daily cases nearly double the countryâs previously high baseline. Infection rates have been rising in the South and West...."
excerpt from,"The Latest: Dr. Fauci says wear masks to limit surging cases"
Lady and gentleman so, I think I'll go of what Anthony fauci had to say, and I trust the Australian information more considering United States has the very worst record in the world for containing covid-19 âđ
ABC.net.au wrote: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a potential US vice-presidential running mate for Joe Biden, has announced she has coronavirus.
â˘Ms Bottoms thought her headache and cold were due to seasonal allergies
â˘She contracted the virus despite wearing a face mask and observing social distancing
â˘She plans to continue her mayoral duties in isolation from her home office....
.... Read more about coronavirus:
â˘WHO urged to address "overwhelming" research that coronavirus spreads through the air as aerosol
excerpt from,"Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta Mayor and possible Joe Biden running mate, 'shocked' after testing positive to coronavirus"
https://tinyurl.com/yb8t5cvw (Home Depot) Amazon and Walmart may have them also depending on the local needs.ââŁď¸ Yes, an n95 mask would be very beneficial if you read the article about the letter that was sent to WHO at the above URL.
Matthew S. Schwartz wrote: .... Even if Georgia Tech expects professors to resume in-person instruction, professor Murray expects that many professors and students won't want to risk their health. "No one is going to teach in a classroom in which they feel that their students' and their own health is at risk," she said. "No student will come to campus if they feel it is unsafe."
Professor Devesh Ranjan, who helped write the letter, said he's optimistic that Georgia Tech's administration agrees with faculty who say an in-person mask-optional return is too risky. "We suspect they would not actively oppose faculty taking the decision to have most courses online," Ranjan told NPR. "In the final analysis faculty will choose to do what they think is ethically correct."...
excerpt from, " 'A Nightmare': Georgia Tech Faculty Push Back Against In-Person Reopening Plans"
Greetings wrote: The holes in a mask are 200 times bigger than the Coronavirus